Monday, December 12, 2011
Drowning Prevention Nonprofits Seek 'Lifesaver of the Year'
Source: National Drowning Prevention Alliance
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Dec. 12, 2011 -- The National Drowning
Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation are
co-sponsoring a national competition in search of the 2011
Lifesaver of the Year. The nomination period, originally set
to close on November 30, has been extended through December
16 in response to numerous requests.
"Most of the year we concentrate on the unacceptable number
of lives lost due to this preventable tragedy," said Kim
Burgess, NDPA executive director. "So it's wonderful to
focus on those whose heroic actions prevented a tragedy.
These inspiring stories will remind us all that one person
can make an enormous difference in the world."
Nominators should visit
click the "Lifesaver of the Year" contest tab on the left
and upload a photo and essay about the nominee. The essay
should detail the nominee's heroism in a water-related
incident. Lifeguards, first responders or laypersons may be
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to
San Diego, California, where he or she will be honored at
the 11th Annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium set
for March 7-10, 2012. For more information, or to register
for the symposium please visit http://www.NDPA.org.
NDPA and USA Swimming Foundation will select ten finalists.
Public voting will begin January 4, 2012 and votes will be
collected for one month.
ABOUT NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION ALLIANCE
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is a
volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in
2004. NDPA members are dedicated to preventing drowning for
all age groups in all bodies of water through public
education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. The public
is invited to join by visiting http://www.ndpa.org.
ABOUT USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION
The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm
of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works
to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building
champions. The Foundation aims to provide the wonderful
experience of Swimming to kids at all levels across the
country. For more information, please visit